Category Archives: Alternatives

2012 Feb. 4: ND Gran d Forks: WEEKENDER: Hot Topics – Compari ng gas, wood and pel let stoves

2012 Feb. 4: ND Grand Forks: WEEKENDER: Hot Topics – Comparing gas, wood and pellet stoves Grand Forks Gazette Particulate emissions (pollution) are very low for gas and pellet appliances. Woodstove pollution is depended on user-inflicted variables like quality of … Continue reading

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2012 Jan. 24: Canada, British Columbia, Kamloops: (Heat pump) There’s more than one way to heat a home

2012 Jan. 24: Canada, British Columbia, Kamloops: (Heat pump) There’s more than one way to heat a home http://www.kamloopsnews.ca Barb Berger’s home, which was built in 1927, is heated by a boiler heating system that … battle with a pilot … Continue reading

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2012 Jan 12: WebMD: Building a Safer Fire RAWSEP View: Don’t burn wood, period. Use Natural Gas for heat.

2012 Jan 12: WebMD: Building a Safer Fire RAWSEP View: Don’t burn wood, period. Use Natural Gas for heat. WebMD But as it turns out, wood smoke is hazardous to your health and bad for indoor and outdoor environments. Particulate … Continue reading

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2011 Nov. 26: Florida: Electric fireplaces

2011 Nov. 26: Florida: Electric fireplaces Here is some more recent data: Care2.com My guess is that either this is totally natural, or particulates from wood/coal-burning settled there and changed the heat-absorption. … Electric fireplaces deliver heat, low-cost ambience Florida … Continue reading

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2011 Nov. 18: MN Edina: Edina to convert wood-burning park fireplaces to gas

2011 Nov. 18: MN Edina: Edina to convert wood-burning park fireplaces to gas Minneapolis Star Tribune As fire pits have grown more popular, there’s been a backlash from … It said wood smoke contains fine particulates like tobacco smoke but … Continue reading

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2011 Nov. 12: Low-cost ambience without a chimney

2011 Nov. 12: Low-cost ambience without a chimney NewsOK.com Adding a gas or wood–burning chimney in a home can easily cost $3000 or more. … wood stoves and fireplaces as major contributors to particulate-matter air …

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2011 Oct. 19: MN Minneapolis: More warming up to electric fireplaces

2011 Oct. 19: MN Minneapolis: More warming up to electric fireplaces Minneapolis Star Tribune But Prokes is no purist who insists on a wood–burning fireplace. … wood stoves and fireplaces as major contributors to particulate-matter air pollution in … Excerpt: … Continue reading

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